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Holy Paste Up!
I'd say almost the whole page was penciled by Joe Simon. I do think Kirby did some portions of the inking, in panels 2,6-7. For example: The woman's hair in panel 5 is Simon, in panel 6 it looks like Kirby.
I second Pat. Suspiciously closer to Simon than Kirby. This would explain somawhat the heavily reworked condition of this page.
I moved Joe Simon to the first penciled position.
The last two panels here are cut out from an Inky strip published in The Jack Kirby Treasury Vol.2. More of the Inky strips can be found in The Art of Jack Kirby (five complete strips on page 69), and Buried Treasure #2 seems to collect most of the strip.
One reason some of this has been redrawn is to make Inky look taller than the woman. In the strips KIrby has drawn Inky in the same way he used to draw Rick Jones, Kirby often drew teenage characters much shorter than adults as a storytelling device to indicate their youth.
As was typical of 1947 it looks like the strip was more of a joint effort, than the way Kirby and Simon were working in the 50's.
According to various checklists all three pages here at "What If?" are from one 18 pg. story called "Artist Loves Model."
Panels 1 and 2 are from strip #21. Donna has been redrawn and pasted down. She's been made to look younger and shorter than in the strips. Panel two has been extended on both the right and left sides.
Panels 3 and 4 from strip #21 aren't on this page. Panel three of this page is the second panel of strip #22. Inky and Donna have both been slightly redrawn to make them look about the same height. Panels 1,3, and 4 from strip #22 aren't used on the comic book page. Panels 3 and 4 on this page are similar to panels 3 and 4 from strip #21, but have been completely redrawn. Donna looks much younger, shorter as redrawn here, and in the strips she's shown with a long cigarette holder.
Panels 6 and 7 on this page are the first two panels from strip #23. The little bit of white-out is to make Donna look younger, and a bit of her hair has been trimmed with white-out.
Inky was called Inky Spotts in the strips for the comic book he's been renamed Inky Welles.
Thanks Patrick for the detailed information. Based on the fact that it was an 18 page story, in the actual comic book, In Love, it must be divided into 2 stories, each 9. The first story is "Search for Inspiration," the second, "The Girl, Cute and Cunning." These 2 stories are divided by a 1 page (non-Kirby) story, "Romantic Clinic."
So I guess without the actual comic, I'll assume that any page indicated that exceeds 9 pages is part of the second story.
The Indexes I have all say the story is called "Artist Loves Model."
Possibly it's divided into two chapters?
I see the reference in the JK checklist as 1 story but in comics.org it lists it as 2: http://www.comics.org/issue/246237. Without the actual comic, I have no idea which is correct...
The Art of Jack Kirby book has a checklist which also describes the story as "Artist Loves Model."
You're right though without the comic book in hand it's hard to say, and a minor point.
I wonder how they ended the story, because the newspaper strip samples end in mid stream.